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Overview

Rated 0.0

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During or before sex

Frequency

87% - 98%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 3.5

60 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Male condom ingredients

Male condoms are thin latex or polyurethane sheaths that are worn on the penis during sex.

Combination pill ingredients

Main hormones in Combination pill

estrogen

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Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Protects against STDs

Non-hormonal

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

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Combination birth control pill reviews

60 reviews

Used for 3 - 5 yr
24 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 days ago

  •  Still using

I was put on Junel Fe 1/20 in college when I was underweight and not producing estrogen (I've since recovered from my eating issues and am at a much healthier weight) and I've had no issues with Junel. I don't get a period most months, and if I do have spotting, it's rarely during the time it's supposed to come, which I don't love. Besides that, no complaints!

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Used for 8+ yr
76 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

No problems


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

Not bad but increased anxiety being on the pill, acne was better and cramps and more regular periods you’d know when they are coming which was good but being on it for awhile increased my anxiety.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
24 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 days ago

  •  Still using

I was put on Junel Fe 1/20 in college when I was underweight and not producing estrogen (I've since recovered from my eating issues and am at a much healthier weight) and I've had no issues with Junel. I don't get a period most months, and if I do have spotting, it's rarely during the time it's supposed to come, which I don't love. Besides that, no complaints!


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Used for 8+ yr
76 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

No problems


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

Not bad but increased anxiety being on the pill, acne was better and cramps and more regular periods you’d know when they are coming which was good but being on it for awhile increased my anxiety.


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
34 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Still using

This has been my favorite pill of all I’ve been on in my 20+ years of using birth control. I have clearer skin, controlled weight, minimal period cramps, 4-5 day flow (less than my prior flow time), better moods, positive sex drive, less anxiety than when on other forms of birth control, and overall a positive experience.


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Used for 3 - 6 mo
34 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

I felt hungry all the time, gained weight (15 lbs over the 3 months I was on it), and had extremely elevated blood pressure which was not common for me — it was 140/96 at the highest, from the time I woke up to bed time. I had anxiety, high heart rate, and night terrors, again very uncommon for me.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

Severe headaches and migraine


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
24 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

While on the pill, Tri-Sprintec was amazing. I experienced zero side effects, prevented pregnancy, and had completely predictable periods.


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
23 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

I liked it for the first few months but I noticed that it was really affecting me negatively at around the 9 month mark. I started having heart palpitations and chest pains and my sex drive disappeared. I thought I was going crazy but I went off of it a few weeks ago and I’m already feeling more like myself.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
23 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

I have been taking it for a month now and can say that my breasts have gotten a lot bigger than they usually did before my period, but they hurt and I have sore nipples most of the time, mood swings, a lot of brown discharge, but I will see if they will go away after the 3 months of adjusting to it, otherwise the effects are really not that bad. I find it quite benefic.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  6th Apr 24

  •  Still using

While taking this pill I have a great number of headaches since taking it. I also find myself going into depression. Thinking about a lot of negativities things. I also don't have a sex drive. The plus side about taking this pill, I have clearer skin.


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